Susmita Bhattacharya – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Susmita Bhattacharya to the blog. Susmita is the author The Normal State of Mind which was published by Parthian Books on 1 March 2015. Susmita kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Normal State of Mind.   The Normal State of Mind is my first novel. It…

Christmas in July and Summer in February by Phillipa Ashley – Guest Post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Phillipa Ashley to the blog. Phillipa is the author of Decent Exposure, Wish You Were Here, Just Say Yes, It Should Have Been Me, Fever Cure, Miranda’s Mount, It Happened One Night, The First Time We Met (as Pippa Croft), The Second Time I Saw You (as Pippa Croft), Third Time Lucky (as Pippa…

Endings by Kristen Bailey – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Kristen Bailey to the blog. Kristen is the author of Souper Mum and her latest novel was published by Accent Press on 17 November 2016. Here Kristen talks about endings. Second Helpings is the sequel to Souper Mum and will be released in November.  It picks up the action exactly eighteen months…

Runemarks by Joanne Harris – Extract

Today I’m pleased to share with you an extract from Runemarks, the latest novel by bestselling author Joanne Harris. You can read yesterday’s extract on bookslifeandeverything.blogspot.co.uk.   That spark. That was the only true magic involved. Anyone familiar with the runes – which were only letters, after all, taken from an ancient language – could…

Renita D’Silva – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Renita D’Silva to the blog. Renita is the author of Monsoon Memories, A Sister’s Promise, The Stolen Girl and The Forgotten Daughter and her latest novel, A Mother’s Secret was published by Bookouture on 5 April 2016 Renita kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about A…

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik – review

Published by Bloomsbury Raven Publication date – 12 January 2017 Source  – Review copy “‘A thought came to me that I couldn’t force away: What we are wearing is how we’ll be identified out in the wilderness.’ Win Allen doesn’t want an adventure. After a miserable divorce and the death of her beloved brother, she…

Elle Field – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Elle Field to the blog. Elle is the author of Kept, Lost, B-Side and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not and her latest novel Found was independently published on 4 August 2016. Today Elle answers a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Found Arielle has come a long way…

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – review

Published by Two Roads Publication date – 26 January 2017 Source – review copy “MEET THE ‘KEEPER OF LOST THINGS’… Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he…

Jane Isaac – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jane Isaac to the blog. Jane is the author of The Truth Will Out, Before It’s Too Late and An Unfamiliar Lie and her latest novel, Beneath the Ashes, was published by Legend Press on 1 November 2016 Jane kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Beneath the Ashes…

Chris Rivers Nuttall – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Chris Rivers Nuttall to the blog. Chris is the illustrator of the Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventure books, written by Natalie Page, the latest being Tinsel Town which was published on 7 November 2016. Chris kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us about Zak and Jen’s Astronomical…

Bucking the Trend and Q&A – Grant Nicol

Today I’m pleased to welcome Grant Nicol to the blog. Grant is the author of On a Small Island and The Mistake and his latest novel, A Place to Bury Strangers was published by Fahrenheit Press on 8 November 2016. Here Grant talks about the unusual collaboration between Fahrenheit Press and Number Thirteen Press to re-release all of his…

Finding the Plot – Why I Outline by A.D. Garrett – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome A.D. Garrett to the blog. AD Garrett is the author of Believe No one and Everyone Lies and the latest book to feature Fennimore and Simms,  Truth Will Out was published by Corsair on 3 November 2016. Today A.D. Garrett discusses why she outlines her novels Finding the Plot – Why I…